Zeroing in on ZEV- BCTA’s Low & Zero Emission Commercial Vehicle Summit
See and touch the next generation of medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
(LANGLEY- November 2, 2022) On Friday, November 4th 2022, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) will be holding the first ever Canadian event focused entirely on low and zero-emission commercial vehicles from several manufacturers under one roof.
The Zeroing in on ZEV- Low & Zero Emission Commercial Vehicle Summit will have 11 low and zero-emission commercial vehicles (ZEV) from eight original equipment manufacturers and hydrogen-as-a-service provider members on display. While BCTA members are encouraged to attend and learn more about how they can transition to a green fleet, the purpose of the event is to educate and encourage discussion between senior government decision makers, manufacturers, fleet owners, academia, and media about how accelerate the adoption of these vehicles to the industry.
“Helping our industry to make the switch to low and zero-emission vehicles is imperative to decarbonizing our industry,” said Dave Earle, BCTA President and CEO. “Medium and heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for about 50% of greenhouse gas emissions produced from BC’s road transportation sources, so our sector has a large role to play toward evolving to a clean energy future. OEMs have made great progress toward zero-emission technologies and we’re excited for them to showcase their vehicles and increase awareness to ultimately enable greater adoption by our sector in BC.”
Attendees will also hear from special guests, Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation, about how government is supporting the uptake of these zero and low emission vehicles.
“The commercial trucking sector plays a critical role in our day-to-day lives and in meeting our province’s climate change targets,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Events like this demonstrate the innovative work being done and what the more energy-efficient trucking industry of the future could look like.”
“Through CleanBC, we are making cleaner options more affordable and increasing the use of electric vehicles,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “Leadership with industry is essential to growing the number of low and zero emission vehicles on the road, and events like this prove that the private sector is a serious partner for government in building a zero-emission future.”
Vehicles on display will include:
- Daimler eCascadia electric tractor
- Hydra Hydrogen hydrogen-diesel co-combustion tractor
- International eMV electric straight truck
- Kenworth T680e electric tractor
- Kenworth K270e electric straight truck
- Lion6 electric straight
- LionC electric school bus
- Mack LR electric refuse truck
- Peterbilt 579EV electric tractor
- Peterbilt 220EV electric straight truck
- Volvo VNR64T300 electric tractor
Register for free by visiting BCTrucking.com before Thursday, November 3rd.
When: November 4th, 2022 | 10 am- 12 pm
Where: Martini Film Studios | Studio A, Stage 2
9390 198 Street, Langley BC
Registration deadline: Register for free by November 3
About the BC Trucking Association
BC Trucking Association (BCTA), a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized voice of the provincial motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province. For more information visit BCTrucking.com.
Dave Earle, President & CEO
100-20111 93A Ave
Langley, BC V1M 4A9